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Citation Guide: ASA Citation

Learning to Cite in ASA Style

This page will help you learn the basics of citing in ASA Style. It includes interactive tutorials to teach you to cite.

On this page, you will find:

  • Links to the ASA Style Guide (left column)
  • Three interactive tutorials that allow you to locate the pieces of a citation for a book, article, and webpage (right column)
  • Three tutorials that give you the chance to apply what you found in the first tutorials to ASA Style (right column)
  • Two interactive tutorials that teach you how to avoid plagiarism and follow rules of academic integrity (left column)

ASA Style Guide
courtesy of OWL at Purdue

How do I use this tutorial? Click each button below. Use the circles on the page to locate pieces of citation information, then try to create a citation with what you find. Check your answer when you are done!


Please note that not every article, book, and website will have all of the information in the exact same place, however, this is a good start to help you find citation elements. 

Want to see the answers again? Here are links to the animated answers: Article | Website | Book

Constructing a Citation

Here is how to format some of the most common types of citations in ASA Style.


Author Last Name, First Name. Year. “Article Title in Title Caps and in Quotes.” Journal Title in Title Caps and Italicized Volume Number (Issue Number):page numbers of article. Retrieved September 20, 2013 (

Now you try! 


Author or Web Domain Owner (Date of publication). "Title of document." City, ST: Name of Publisher. Retrieved Month Day, Year (http://Web address).

Now you try!


Author Last Name, First Name. Year. Book Title in Title Caps and Italicized. Publishing City: Publisher.

Now you try! 

 Not the style you are looking for?  MLA Guide | Chicago Guide | AMA Guide  | ACS Guide | CSE Guide | APSA Guide | APA Guide

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